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Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:32:07 +0400
From: Alexander Cherepanov <>
Subject: Re: Support for processing several files in pdf2john?

On 2012-07-26 20:35, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Alexander Cherepanov<>  wrote:
>> Shouldn't pdf2john support processing several files in one run?
>> Now one can run
>>    zip2john challenge*>  pkzip.john
>>    rar2john challenge*>  rar.john
>> (it's not even necessary to select files of corresponding formats, like
>> challange*.zip).
>> Until it's supported in pdf2john one can use the following command:
>>    for f in challenge*; do pdf2john "$f"; done>  pdf.john
> pdf2john takes some extra arguments which only make sense in content
> of a single file (user password etc). Hence it takes a single file as
> input.

These extra arguments are optional, right? If you don't use them then 
it's perfectly fine to process several files in one run. And using these 
options makes sense even for several files at once IMHO.

Confer: zip2john also have options.

Alexander Cherepanov

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